I was taking part in a phone interview, but it was a windy day and that was affecting my ability to hear the interviewer. I wanted to let them know about the problem, but couldn't think of the correct way to phrase it. What should I have said?
General things you could say
- What was that?
- I can't hear you.
- I'm sorry, you're breaking up.
- Can you say that again please?
Very descriptive things you could say in this specific situation
- I'm sorry, I can't hear you well. It is very windy here.
- I'm sorry, I can't hear you. It's too windy.
Two things could be happening:
1) You can not hear the interviewer because there is wind in the background creating white noise
I'm sorry, I can't hear you clearly, it sounds very windy over there.
Or high winds are interfering with the telephone signal to the base station
I'm sorry, you keep breaking up, it might be due to the high winds here.
The main problem with mobile calls is that the caller is not able to tell what they sound like during the call. For interviews, it is usually best to find a quiet area with a landline to ensure clarity.